Awards for 2/17/2024

AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Carmen Youngs, West Canada Valley girls bowling. Youngs, with her six-game total of 1,118, led West Canada to the Section III Division II and Class C championships February 11 at Flamingo Bowl.

Atlas Fence All-Star:  Isaac Lynch, Camden boys basketball. Lynch earned 20 points and seven rebounds, important numbers in the Blue Devils’ 71-62 victory over Vernon-Verona-Sherrill on February 13.

Attilios Ace Award: Neveah Bacheyie, Christian Brothers Academy girls volleyball. When the Brothers defeated Chittenango in four sets during the February 14 Section III Class B semifinal, Bacheyie had four aces, adding seven kills, six blocks and seven digs.

Byrne Dairy Prime Performer: Izzie Sullivan, Fayetteville-Manlius girls indoor track and field. Sullivan swept to victories in the 1,500 and 3,000-meter run during the February 13 Section III state qualifying meet at SRC Arena.

CNY Sealing and Paving Defensive Standout: Shayla Baker, Syracuse Academy of Science girls basketball. Earning 10 rebounds and five blocks to go with 18 points, Baker led the Atoms to a 60-53 win over Cazenovia on February 14.

Ethan Allen Award of Excellence: Kennedy Thomas, Cicero-North Syracuse wrestling. A 9-7 overtime victory by Thomas over Carthage’s Logan Munn helped Thomas take the 145-pound title and the Northstars take top team honors during the Section III Division I tournament February 10 at SRC Arena.

Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Outstanding Athlete: Misha Kabunov, Jamesville-DeWitt/CBA boys swimming. With impressive wins in the 200 and 500 freestyle during the Section III state qualifier February 16, Kabunov was named the Meet’s Outstanding Swimmer.

The Image Press Icon: Ryan Rauber, Tully boys indoor track and field. Rauber threatened a Section III record in the 300-meter dash, winning it in 35.37 seconds during the February 14 Section III state qualifying meet at SRC Arena.

M. Lemp Jewelers Rewarding Effort: Samantha Hass, Baldwinsville girls bowling. Hass shot a six-game total of 1,160 to win the Section III Shootout February 14 at Strike-N-Spare Lanes to advance to next month’s state tournament.

Mooney Marketing Group/Bristol 7 Enterprises Major Performance: Nolan Carner, Weedsport boys swimming. Carner recorded impressive victories in the 50 and 100-yard freestyle during the February 14 Section III Class C championships at Nottingham.

North Syracuse Lawn and Snow Notable Effort: Layla Rice, Mount Markham girls volleyball. Rice picked up 10 kills and three aces to lead the Mustangs past Cooperstown in three sets in the February 14 Section III Class C semifinal.

Nye Automotive Mark of Excellence: Payton Taylor, Fabius-Pompey girls volleyball. The Falcons defeated Remsen in four sets in the February 14 Section III Class D semifinal as Taylor earned 21 assists, adding 13 digs and four kills.

Purcell Paints Prime Performer: Gavin Aceto, Whitesboro ice hockey. Aceto had a combined two goals and three assists as Whitesboro won Section III Division II playoff games over Clinton (4-0) and Oswego (4-3) to reach the semifinals.

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Student-Athlete: Deacon Judd, Central Valley Academy boys basketball. Judd amassed 31 points and 16 rebounds as the Thunder outscored Holland Patent 75-72 on February 13 to move to 17-2 on the season

University Sports Shop/Manny’s Major Moment: Aidan Trimper, Watertown IHC ice hockey, netting the goal in overtime that helped the Cavaliers knock off Cazenovia 3-2 in the Section III Division I quarterfinal February 15 at Morrisville State IcePlex.

Upstate Urology Upstart: Olivia Brand, Little Falls girls basketball. Finishing the regular season at 18-2, the Mounties defeated Lowville 51-45 on February 13 as Brand amassed 14 rebounds to go with 11 points.

U.S. Army Athlete of the Week: Mason Rowley, Little Falls wrestling.  Rowley pinned Phoenix’s Will Burnell for the 160-pound championship during the Section III Division II championships February 10 at SRC Arena.

Wilkins RV Winning Player: Ethan Crouse, Beaver River boys bowling. Crouse advanced to next month’s state tournament by shooting 1,378 for six games and taking the individual title during the February 14 Section III Shootout at Strike-N-Spare Lanes.